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U.S. strikes on Syria with help of allies

This image released 4/8/18 by Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

U.S. strikes on Syria, launched in concert with British, French allies, are "now underway".

Posted: Apr. 13, 2018 9:15 PM
Updated: Apr. 13, 2018 9:15 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -President Donald Trump says the United States has "launched precision strikes" on targets associated with Syrian chemical weapons program.

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Trump spoke from the White House Friday night. He says a "combined operation" with France and the United Kingdom is underway.

Trump says that last Saturday, Syrian President Bashar Assad deployed chemical weapons in what was a "significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible regime."

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